This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners and it invites you to pick a book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it. Easy peasy!
I have a huge “want to read” list on goodreads at the moment so ill be using a random number generator to pick one from the list to talk about. So without further ado….
The magic number is 428! Which means that the featured book this week is House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland. Currently rated 4.39 based on over 200 reviews and will be published in April 2021.
Seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow has always been strange. Something happened to her and her two older sisters when they were children, something they can’t quite remember but that left each of them with an identical half-moon scar at the base of their throats.
Iris has spent most of her teenage years trying to avoid the weirdness that sticks to her like tar. But when her eldest sister, Grey, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, Iris learns just how weird her life can get: horned men start shadowing her, a corpse falls out of her sister’s ceiling, and ugly, impossible memories start to twist their way to the forefront of her mind.
As Iris retraces Grey’s last known footsteps and follows the increasingly bizarre trail of breadcrumbs she left behind, it becomes apparent that the only way to save her sister is to decipher the mystery of what happened to them as children.
The closer Iris gets to the truth, the closer she comes to understanding that the answer is dark and dangerous – and that Grey has been keeping a terrible secret from her for years.
Why do I want to read it?
Okay so this is another time where my attention was grabbed by the gorgeous cover art. After reading the blurb though I decided this would definitely be my sort of read. It looks creepy, eerie and haunting and I love a bit of that in my books! The reviews claim it is actually quite scary as well so I can’t wait to see if it can freak me out as not many horror books have been able to (that doesn’t stop me loving them though)! I recently grabbed the free 80 page sampler on Netgalley so I’ll likely be having a peruse of that in the very near future!